There are couple of ways you can use this idea – if you need to fill some space on your table when not used, take christmas tree balls of various sizes – choose colours you like and that suit your decor and arrange them on the table. I would put them on a tray or a board so that you can move them easily. Hanging minilights from your light fixture can really add to the atmosphere and you can have either your daily light on or just the minilights. I have used this idea to actually hang Christmas balls and decorative snow flakes from a lighted ceiling fan last year. When the fan is turned on (slow speed only, or you will have a potential tangeled mess on your hands!) the effect is awesome. My little grandson loved it! I am going to use this idea again this year and this time – I will take a picture!